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Posted: December 17, 2017, 2:06 am


Veterans honored during holidays at wreath ceremony in Corona del Mar
Cynthia Dofton, left, and Rebecca Mincarelli spend time reflecting on the service of veterans and thanking them after the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar on Saturday, Dec 16, 2017. Both women come from ...
Baltimore County cemetery hosts emotional Wreaths Across America eventBaltimore Sun
Wreaths Across America remembers veterans in Knoxville National CemeteryKnoxville News Sentinel
Maine wreaths placed on veterans' graves here and farPress Herald
Tribune-Review -Casper Star-Tribune Online -KCCI Des Moines -Washington Examiner
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Posted: December 17, 2017, 1:39 am

Austin American-Statesman

Donations pour in after 7-year-old girl's letter to Santa asking for blanket, food
Austin American-Statesman
A 7-year-old's heartbreaking letter to Santa asking for a blanket, ball and food, brought in hundreds of donations to help her and other impoverished children at her school. >> Read more trending news. “I have (been) good this day,” Crystal Pacheco ...
1st grader asks for food, blanket in heartbreaking letter to SantaABC News
Little girl's heartbreaking letter to Santa inspires food donationsYahoo7 News
Girl, 7, writes heartbreaking letter to Santa asking for food and a blanketInternational Business Times UK
KRGV -Valley Town Crier -Newshub
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Posted: December 17, 2017, 1:34 am

Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of homes in Montecito threatened as winds push Thomas fire toward coast; new evacuations
Los Angeles Times
New evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County on Saturday as the Thomas fire took aim at the hills above Montecito, with some wind gusts reported up to 65 mph. The so-called sundowner winds are pushing south from the mountains down to the ...
Residents flee as California wildfire nears Santa Barbara, MontecitoFox News
New evacuations as massive California wildfire spreadsCBS News
Southern California Fire Forces New Evacuations, Threatens Coastal CommunitiesNPR
New York Times -Washington Post -USA TODAY -Reuters
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Posted: December 17, 2017, 1:18 am


Trump transition lawyer accuses Mueller of unlawfully obtaining emails
A lawyer for President Donald Trump's transition team is accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully obtaining tens of thousands of private emails during its investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election. Kory ...
White House special counsel: No plans to fire MuellerCNN
Trump lawyer denies rumors of Mueller's impending firingThe Hill
Trump transition lawyer: Mueller improperly obtained documents in Russia probeFox News
U.S. News & World Report -Business Insider -Los Angeles Times -SFGate
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Posted: December 17, 2017, 1:17 am

Lions maul Bears, stay alive in postseason hunt
Two down, two to go. The Detroit Lions (8-6) kept their playoff hopes alive and took care of business, cruising past the Chicago Bears (4-10), 20-10 in the undercard of Week 15's Saturday doubleheader. Here's what we learned: 1. Two weeks ago, at 6-6 ...
Bears-Lions score, takeaways: Detroit keeps playoff hopes alive, Trubisky
Quick observations from the Lions preserving their playoff hopes with another
Bears vs. Lions 2017 live results: Score updates and highlightsSB Nation
Sporting News -Detroit Free Press
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Posted: December 17, 2017, 12:42 am

Washington Post

Head of Pentagon's secret 'UFO' office sought to make evidence public
Washington Post
Just before leaving his Defense Department job two months ago, intelligence officer Luis Elizondo quietly arranged to secure the release of three of the most unusual videos in the Pentagon's secret vaults: raw footage from encounters between fighter ...
Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': The Pentagon's Mysterious UFO ProgramNew York Times
Pentagon secretly set up program to investigate UFOs at Harry Reid's urging, reports sayFox News
Uh, So the Pentagon Spent $22 Million on a Mysterious UFO Analysis ProgramGizmodo
Business Insider -The Hill -U.S. News & World Report -CBS News
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Posted: December 17, 2017, 12:29 am

Washington Post

Words banned at multiple HHS agencies include 'diversity' and 'vulnerable'
Washington Post
The Trump administration has informed multiple divisions within the Department of Health and Human Services that they should avoid using certain words or phrases in official documents being drafted for next year's budget. Officials at the Centers for ...
Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender'CNN
Uproar Over Purported Ban at CDC of Words Like 'Fetus'New York Times
Schatz: Republicans need to stand up to Trump over CDC word banThe Hill
NPR -USA TODAY -Los Angeles Times
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Posted: December 17, 2017, 12:00 am

New York Times

The Winners and Losers in the Tax Bill
New York Times
President Trump has called the $1.5 trillion tax cut that Republican lawmakers are on the verge of passing a Christmas present for the entire nation. But the fine print reveals that some will get a much nicer gift than others, the benefits will change ...
Why Republicans shouldn't be so optimistic their tax bill will be a big winWashington Post
Last minute provision in GOP tax bill would benefit Trump, Corker: IBTimesThe Hill
Cost of Republicans' tax cuts likely to be greater than they appear on paperLos Angeles Times -TIME -Bloomberg -Politico
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Posted: December 16, 2017, 11:27 pm

Washington Post

Rep. Ruben Kihuen won't seek reelection amid sexual harassment allegations
Washington Post
Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) will not seek reelection next year amid allegations that he sexually harassed women, making him the seventh — and youngest — member of Congress felled by reports of misconduct since October. Once considered a rising star in ...
Democrat Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election Following Sexual Harassment AllegationsNPR
Nevada Democrat Facing Harassment Accusations Will Not Seek Re-electionNew York Times
Democratic Rep. Kihuen won't seek re-election amid sexual harassment
Los Angeles Times -New York Daily News -USA TODAY -Fox News
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Posted: December 16, 2017, 9:25 pm

The Mercury News

Hawaii is preparing for a North Korean nuclear attack. Should the Bay Area follow suit?
The Mercury News
Hawaii has embarked on the most far-reaching campaign in the country to prepare residents for the possibility of a North Korean nuclear strike. A missile targeting Honolulu, shown here, could cause 18,000 fatalities. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). By Casey ...
Trump wants talks with North Korea, so Nikki Haley shouldn't push isolationThe Hill
Rex Tillerson: 'No Daylight' Between State Department, White House on North KoreaBreitbart News
Secretary of Defense James Mattis says North Korea isn't capable of striking the
PRI -RealClearPolitics -ValueWalk -Channel NewsAsia
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Posted: December 16, 2017, 2:00 pm